Thursday, October 11, 2012


Not all the good film events in Oregon happen in Portland.  Yeah, I know, it's hard to believe but there are great things happening outside the borders of our fair city.  Think about it, there's BendFilm, the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and now there's The Living River Film Festival in Eugene.  Presented by the McKenzie River Trust, the festival concentrates on "the stunning and unique landscapes that surround us...connecting audiences to our Oregon landscapes, celebrating them through film."

The Living River Film Festival is a three-day fundraising event with chances to meet and greet filmmakers and guest speakers, watch movies with a like-minded audience, and, yes, because it is Eugene, even participate in tree-climbing events.  Oh, and did I mention that Eugene's own "Slug Queen" will be there on Sunday?  Yeah, that's happening!

The bulk of the films will be shown on Saturday at the Bijou Art Cinemas.  Selections include Sometimes a Great NotionA River Runs Through It, the short-form works of Portland's own John Waller, and much more.

Here's a mess o' trailers from the festival lineup:

More info on the festival can be found here.


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